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Spokane Valley Legislator Cited For Gun Violations

Spokane Valley Legislator Matt Shea PHOTO: http://houserepublicans.wa.gov Spokane Valley Legislator Matt Shea PHOTO: http://houserepublicans.wa.gov

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state legislator was cited for two violations of state firearms law last fall following a confrontation that police reports describe as a road rage incident.
    
The Spokesman-Review reported Sunday that Republican Matt Shea, a state representative from Spokane Valley, was charged last December with a single count of having a loaded handgun in a vehicle without a valid permit.
    
Shea had a handgun in his pickup truck and had let his concealed weapons permit expire when Spokane police contacted him last November to investigate reports of erratic driving and one driver threatening another with a handgun.
    
Shea's attorney, Bob Cossey, said the gun was not loaded and the other driver was aggressive and angry.
    
According to the police report, Shea admitted pulling a handgun out of the glove box, which the other driver could have seen.
   

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